MoonLITE

The MoonLITE mission concept comprises a small orbiter and four penetrators. The primary scientific goal is to investigate the seismic environment and deep structure of the Moon including the nature of the core, by placing a network of seismometers via penetrators on the lunar surface. Prof. Yang Gao from SSC was the science coordinator in MoonLITE Pre-phase A study. The SSC STAR Lab was involved in the science coordination in the MoonLITE Pre-phase A study, and has been developing various penetrator technologies.